Sunday, November 25, 2012

L'Hermione sur la Charente

Première sortie de l'Hermione sur la Charente
En 1997, l'association Hermione-La Fayette a lancé la reconstitution d'une frégate du XVIIIe siècle. Un incroyable chantier qui dure depuis quinze ans. En 2015, le navire quittera l'arsenal de Rochefort pour rejoindre Boston où La Fayette avait débarqué en 1780.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Is Sandy the second-most destructive U.S. hurricane ever?

Hurricane Sandy’s destructive rampage across the Northeast inflicted at least $50 billion to $60 billion in damage, according to early estimates. That’s not counting the death toll from the storm—110 dead and rising. It’s also not counting all the hardship that can’t easily be quantified. (Washington Post)

In the United States, Hurricane Sandy affected 24 states, including the entire eastern seaboard from Florida to Maine and west across the Appalachian Mountains to Michigan and Wisconsin, with particularly severe damage in New Jersey and New York. 

Its storm surge hit New York City on October 29, flooding streets, tunnels and subway lines and cutting power in and around the city.

As you know, the USA usually is the first nation to send aid when other countries are in trouble.

It is highly appropriate that we now send THANKS to all of the countries that reciprocated for our help with their disasters, misgivings, social turmoil, & poverty by sending to the United States of America monetary and physical help when Sandy ravaged our East Coast leaving dead, homelessness, and pure disaster.

 Listed below are all the Countries and World Organizations that are giving us gracious assistance.